Hiking on Mother’s Day

by | May 18, 2020 | Hiking, Idaho, Nature | 5 comments

On Mother’s Day some of my kids and I headed to a nearby trailhead to hike for the afternoon! It was a little more intense than I had imagined… The hike down to the river was easy, but I ended logging 5 1/2 miles on my FitBit and 89 flights of stairs by the time we got back… Whew! Next time I hope we can all go, but perhaps find a different route back to the car which doesn’t include practically scaling the side of the mountain like the loop we ended up taking… It did motivate me to continue working towards getting back in shape so that next time my kids won’t have to worry about their hyperventilating mother. Nevertheless, it was a gorgeous day and we all enjoyed it so much! 
 

 

   

“The way Jesus shows you is not easy. Rather, it is like a path winding up a mountain. Do not lose heart! The steeper the road, the faster it rises towards ever wider horizons.” – St. John Paul II

5 Comments

  1. Heidi

    Thank you! I needed that quote from JPII today!

    2020-05-19 00:04:16

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  2. Marilyn

    WOW! What a hike. Congratulations on completing the hike. Think we are tired just looking at the pictures. Stay safe and well. Marilyn,Joan and Marion

    2020-05-19 18:24:20

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  3. Joy

    beautiful scenery, beautiful family. God Bless Y'all!

    2020-05-19 22:52:04

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  4. Guest

    Praise the good Lord!!! That is so awesome and breathtaking. Happy Mother’s Day to a precious and inspirational mama!

    2020-05-25 20:01:36

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  5. Debbie

    The landscape of your state is so beautiful! What a fun adventure for a Mom and her children. Spending time with our children and grandchildren is the most precious Blessing ever!

    2020-06-01 21:53:24

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